‘It Was a Dream Come True’: Fashion Design Students Experience New York Fashion Week

Professor Jeffrey Mayer knows that his fashion design students face an intensely competitive career: “Our mantra is ‘If you’re not passionate, you’re not going to make it.’” That’s why Mayer was thrilled that two of his sophomore students had the chance to reaffirm their passion by attending Spring 2020 Fashion Week in New York City earlier this month. “Their eyes were just huge when they returned, their creativity was fired up, and their commitment was deepened,” says Mayer, professor of fashion, fashion history and textiles in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design.

Thanks to an opportunity from Syracuse University’s Office of Trademark Licensing in collaboration with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and IMG, Emily Goldberg ’22 and Yianni Biniaris ’22 joined the fashion world for a truly unique and inspiring educational experience. They experienced a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry that included runway shows and networking opportunities with industry leaders.

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